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In the July 6th Washington Post article, How to get rid of mosquitoes without killing friendly pollinators, writer Laura Daily shares with readers how sprays, even eco-friendly or all-natural ones, may be harmful to pollinators. Quoting Dr. Burns, Daily writes, More than 80 percent of plant communities need some pollinators — bees, butterflies, beetles, hummingbirds — to reproduce, says Jean Burns, an associate professor of biology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. “If you lose all the pollinators in your yard, you may get a lower yield in your vegetable garden, or your flowering bushes may not make seed and bloom the following year,” she says.
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